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of the things that government does. simplify the tax code for tax complexity has washington revolves around it. they lose the power for the brainpower to doing productive things. and so yes, the thing to remember about spending if the money doesn't come from the head. it comes from you. you spit it out to politically favored constituent groups. that's not stimulus, more like waste. >> host: just go back to your original point, would you like to see no floating currencies. we had it for 180 years. it provides stability and value is 60 minutes, 16 ounces in a pound. so it doesn't restrict money supplied to have a vibrant economy of blossoms. a stagnant economy stays stagnant. what it means is if you make a contract to years from now that a fixed amount of dollars from the value of the dollar to years of the same messages today. when you make an investment company you are in effect when you value that investment is the future stream of income and net present value. so if your facebook shoes because you think it's going to pretend times in the next five years, you don't know what the dollars going
there. the hard top economists and started a website. we held a second conference on tax policy in may in new york and we have an event scheduled in september in chicago that will feature governor mitch daniels. like the project as a whole, this book seeks americans as our economic problems as a way to advance opportunity and prosperity. we are currently growing at 2%. that's not good enough. this book offers free ticket to 4%. if we get to 4%, unemployment will plummet and so with the burden of debt. we hope this book will become the focus of discussion about the economy during the election campaign and beyond. it's about growth and freedom. today we have a short discussion appear among three contributors to the book. i want to introduce my good friend and former colleague, kevin hassett, american enterprise institute, formerly senior economist at the fed. he read a great chapter on the path to growth, focusing on spending, taxes and certainty. next come on the far end, jason fichtner, senior research fellow at the mercator center at george mason university and former chief economist
the right tax incentives, and that we need a right of work force that is educated. jefferson has the view that the government needs to support manufacturing. now, this becomes the american economic system and influences henry, abraham lincoln, and is the governing philosophy of america's rise in industrialization. herbert hoover, when i got to the commerce building, and why would your name be in the commerce building, the president responsible for the depression, there's a lot of republic for hoover. he was not the best president, but a great commerce secretary. he was the secretary of commerce and under secretary of everything else, and he was working for calvin coolidge, and you know what hoover did? he believed in the american economic system, and he and calvin coolage, the apostle of limited government, poured in millions of dollars to the aviation industry which is still in wichita, kansas, funded the existence of infrastructure, and calvin coolidge, quoted in the book, talks about the importance of the investment in roads. eisenhower, of course, with the highways, and even reagan in
fiscal policy here, about spending and taxing. and entitlement policy. but this book also gets deeply into energy, into immigration, entrepreneurship and a lot of other areas where we think policies f they change -- if they change, can promote growth. so i thank you all for coming. thank you, mr. president, and, please, pick up your book on the way out. [applause] and read it. ?rsh. [applause] [inaudible conversations] >> booktv is on facebook. like us to interact with booktv guests and viewers. watch videos and get up-to-date information on events. >> next, chrystia freeland talks about the rides of the super rich, the top .1% of the global population. and the impact they have in the world. this talk was hosted by politics & prose bookstore in washington, d.c., and it's about an hour. [applause] >> hey, thanks a lot. and and sorry for keeping everyone waiting. you-had a chance to finish reading my book in that time. [laughter] so i probably don't need to say anything about it. so i'll just say a few things, um, about what's in my book, and then maybe we can talk
taxes than he does and acknowledges that class war is being waged and that this class is booming. rather remarkable. i want you to talk about events and the eurozone, europe and how that is affecting the economic crisis here. your visit, an example of successful example of an alternative to of the capitalist economic model in spain. >> first of all, warren buffett, there again i think the contradictory as of all of this is at play. on the one hand, yes, there have always been people like him on the side of the wealthy, the big corporations, who have a clear understanding that at a certain point it becomes dangerous to keep going in that direction. you cannot keep having a smaller and smaller number of people doing really well in a sea of people that are having a harder and harder time. pushing, but don't kill the goose that lays the golden egg in the end. so there are always voices like that. not the only one. there are a whole bunch of people like that to see that and to have the courage or the comfort or the security to say it. remember also, the same warren buffett he says that is a m
the land of oz. there will be the person hiding the behind the machine that say raise taxes now. and if you don't raise taxes now you violated the fiscal cliff. do you want to be the person who stands up and destroying america? do you want to go on one of the national networking and explain your reactionary and out of touch with life you don't care that america is going to die late on thursday? [laughter] it's all right if that's kind of person you are. we're never going schedule you. you will be never on television. you are clearly weird. [laughter] let me start with the idea and say there is no fiscal cliff. we had a bad election. we did a number of stupid things. we faced an opponent smarter than we were. ronald reagan when he was most important single statement is february 1975 in washington at the conservative political action committee meeting. now i was part of this. i ran in '74. i had no sense of timing. so i picked watergate to run in. [laughter] i'm in georgia, i'm a yankee born army brat with a strange accent, a weird name, running as a republican during wear gait. it was beyond
, desperate to recoup some of the vast sums expended past the stamp act stamp act in 1765, imposing the tax of varying sizes on every business license and legal document in the colonies, as well as every copy of every magazine and newspaper, not to mention every deck of playing cards in play by those to see them through hard times. the cries of outrage were heard across the atlantic. americans were already out of work in cash and no hope. burdened by sugar and molasses taxes and sick and tired of it on wheels of bureaucracy right with overpaid incompetent functionaries who have no interest in the shoveling. columnist were taxed out and fed up and demanding a change. now, if this sounds like a recap of some of the rhetoric that has been flying across temporary airwaves, that is little surprise. tough times have always made for tough politics. but there is one significant difference to keep in mind. in fact, columnist had no hope. however illusory, that the next election or the other party might turn things around. in fact, there were no elections this absence. authority resided with the teen
of money to purchase health insurance, a $2500 for an adult, $8000 for a family. that's your tax subsidy. you spend additional money after taxes and treat everybody the same. >> host: what do you mean? >> guest: right now we don't. right now you get in a subsidy to employer provides you with a plan, you get no tax relief. purchasing insurance on your own. under obamacare, inequities are even worse. step on the treat everyone the same. when you buy insurance, no matter who you are, get the same amount of help from
and congress had no power. the cardinal had no power to tax, no power to raise troops. he was simply a debating society for leaders from the various states to argue different policies. the states were almost at war with each other. the states were independent, sovereign nations in effect and the leaders from various dates begin to realize they need a stronger federal government to reroute archons dictation. many, many americans were posted to comp dictation and he became the anti-federalist. they were the federalist and anti-federalist, bitterly opposed to each other from the very beginning, from the signing of the constitution. the anti-federalist gradually became no as republican and democrat republicans. so when john quincy adams was running for office, you now how the republicans or democrat republicans running against the federalist and he was the last of the federalists. the federalist rambis from the beginning, washington and the people who ran the country were really friendly elite. the constitution only other property owners. gradually universal suffrage came in, not universal involvin
. they passed taxes within a year. and agents of the federal government literally taking food out of people's barnes. the only way to feed the army. that is fascinating that the slaveholders go to war to protect slavery than they think the new government will protect their slaves during war but it turns out they needs to use them to win the war. added it is an enormous tussle the also wrote a clause in the constitution that congress could never abolish slavery. they had a problem of sovereignty. they could not reach the slaves. they cannot reach them without the permission of the owner. they had codified the status of slaves as private property. can you imagine they were mortgaged up to the eyeballs. they all must talk about the angle, the powerful ally and to say slays don't like to do the work for personal reasons but because they don't want to do any during the union. the most interesting is watching the psychology of the slaveholders. where the desires or objectives with a master's of business from the minute lincoln is elected they notice a difference in the behavior of the slaves. one
on increasing taxes, that we shouldn't do that. you know what obama said three days after a point to listen to you, especially when they disagree? he said i want come at you last time i trump on that. a week later he said i want the folks who got us in this mess to do a whole lot less talking and a lot more listening. you can talk a little bit, but i want you to stand beside mine while we clean this up for you. unbelievable, condescending notion of unifying the country and bringing us together. instead, there came the steady mantra of attack and vilify the other side. no ideas. it was just like his 2008 campaign for president was not idea of the spirit is hope and change, lofty speeches with no substance with the letter. he was going to be the post-partisan president and yet almost immediately it was conservatives are hostage takers. they are the economy. they care only about millionaires and billionaires are not children with autism and down syndrome. now what does this approach? why did obama and his administration common wanting to vilify the other side with his intense hatred? it was br
demagoguery from the seventies to obama." she talks to guests and signs books at americans for tax reform here in washington. this is about 20 minutes. >> he ordered his on amazon. spent how are you? are we going to sign that later? okay. hello. hello. thanks for coming. >> thanks for writing the book. >> nice to meet you. hello. hello. spent nice to meet you. >> gary johnson? no, no, no, no. you've got to be a romney girl now. >> how are you? good to see you. >> my own newspaper held me over and i was explaining, it's rude to lose your watch in the middle of an interview. it's like a half hour later. spent do you know brian? >> i haven't seen in such a long time. why wouldn't you have me on? we are? that's great, that's great because i will be in new york for that. hello. i will see you later. that was good. do you know who it is dedicated to? >> no. >> it's a crackerjack surprise inside. has your husband read it yet? spent he's busy. leave him alone. >> he changed his e-mail address on the, by the way. spent i don't know what your e-mail is. >> both of you change your e-mail address on it. i
that as a statement of state power. they conscripted within a year and they passed the taxes within basically a year, and they had agents of the federal government all over the south literally taking food out of people's barnes. it was the only way that they could feed the army. so, fay and pressed which was an enormous fight, that is the fascinating part of the story is these huge slaveholders go to war to protect and then they find out the new government is there to protect them in the war but it turns out the federal government wants to and needs to use them to win the war. it is this the enormous cost of between the slave holders and the government and they also read equals and the government that says congress could never abolish slavery. so they literally had a problem of sovereignty they couldn't even reach them as more bodies to use for military labor for example they couldn't reach them without the permission of the owner. they had codified and unambiguous terms the status of slaves and private property and they had to live with that. can you imagine a lot of them were mortgaged up to the e
of the next in texas and expansion is in generally planning he opposed axing taxes because as you can see, he believes will result in were from mexico. i love this poster from a campaign appearance in indiana. he looked at the less, ye shall support in reply from 44, the first couple are typical economic positions. so they're generally the party of economic development in the united states and the 1840's, when you get down to the fourth reason, argue for or against the annexation of texas, for or against an unjust and disgraceful war with mexico. my favorite one, for or against national perfidy, this summer, in disgrace. this is what they say. if you don't vote for him reply you will bring national disgrace of the country will be with the war in mexico. clearly people could see the writing on the wall. canoeing and anti slavery sentiment was widespread and also anti war. so the massachusetts house representatives states this war is immoral and they're going to oppose it. a lot of doing when intellectuals provide a really concerned -- and changing critiques of the war. all these people speak o
a homeowner in the suburbs. it means rethinking policies that pay for highways with general tax revenues, focusing above all on our city schools which are such critical ingredients for urban success and such a critical problem which despite enormously hard work by people like mayor menino, like the city council, like leaders throughout this country are still so far from what they should be. and, of course, finally, allowing enough building so that every young couple that wants to live in a city can actually afford it. but i don't want to end on something bleak. despite the challenges this world faces, the track record of our species when we work together, when we are powered by our cities is just tremendous. and i have every piece of optimistic belief that cities will continue to power humanity's future and create marvelous things for centuries, if not millennia to come. thank you. [applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, ed glaeser, i think what we just learned in the last few minutes in addition to learning a lot more about how 40 our cities developed is that no one sleeps in ed glaeser's c
the forthcoming stamp act that we know so well. besides this, and internal tax was cut off and you can see that. besides this, and internal taxes for coming. violence in months and riot because they share not two of the violence that is ordered in the newspapers of the day. in particular this is a supplement to the boston newsletter from 1765. extraordinary for multiple reasons. on the front page of this two page issue is details of destruction of lieutenant governor thomas hutchison's home, lieutenant governor boston. but on page two, from newport, rhode island, we read of similar home destruction of loyalists and monsters. your piece for a three-day riot practical to do list. assemble and direct gallows, david lewis through town to the gallows in ways they are teen feet high. make a fire and burned us to ashes. she's the deputies of the town, choose the need to instruct a stamp act. the two in the evening gathering crowd and march the house of the hated loyalist number one. shudders indiscriminate breaking stories to pieces, damaged partitions and one furniture. march 2 loyalist number two. t
which i'm not in favor personally of cap and trade, i think a carbon tax might be a better policy, but cap and trade is not something that i think is a good idea. that was the main thrust of their climate change legislation that barely passed the house, 219-212. it was so unpopular in the senate that they didn't even take it up, okay? joe manchin had my -- he's a senator from west virginia, very famously took the cap and trade bill and tacked it to a tree -- he's a democrat -- and he shot it with a rifle. [laughter] so that pretty much killed the legislation. i mean, he literally killed the legislation. so that's, so that's why that didn't go on in the senate. also even though we have now let the ethanol sub subsidy for corn expire, we have not waifed the ethanol -- waived the ethanol mandate for fuel. so still your gasoline has to have 15% ethanol blended into it. that is a horrible idea. it's a horrible policy. the reason is because there's people on the other side of the world right now who don't have food, and when we're diverting our corn to make gas for our cars, people on t
progress when contribution on the estate tax and adversaries need to make progress and ready to respond, that is a technical issue. that is a scientific issue and is not a legal issue. the law is pretty clear, with their accumulated enough facts to know who to tax and who should not, that is something that is not a problem with the lawyers. if i can add one thing my friend stewart talks about, our strategy for nuclear war, i was assigned to the nuclear command. united states's plans conform with the law of war. i don't see anyone willing to take this on because we happen to have a low regard, i don't see any nascent out there willing to line up to take the sun. >> on that response, would that be a high scale act, how would you determine that? how does charlie see that as an issue for the cyber issue? >> i have a dumb question. i am sorry. dumb question for us to get hung up on. not a dumb question for you to ask because it is being asked but we should not get the lawyers to determine this. the real question is what would be the best military posture for the united states to deters peopl
on twitter with less than 140 characters. we pick up a cell phone or we tax someone and when you tech someone you don't even use vowels. the concern is that in the future we are liable to lose a lot of that nuance. think about it. a great source of this is, i read letters of blood say senate wives and they would go to the white house. if you go to the white house are you going to tell your friends what was served at dinner, what michelle obama were, who was there and what was senator so-and-so really like? what obama said to you when he shook her hand and what about that spoon that fell onto your jacket? today we pick up the cell and call someone and we have lost the more we tax someone and we don't describe the ambience, the music. we will say a obama obama cool or senator so-and-so. 200 years ago bibas it down and composed several lengthy letters that provided the nuance, the context. we know what the weather was uncertain days during george's life because he took notice of the weather. we know how many hoc said head of cattle he slaughtered on a particular day. he bortell down. today we ar
someone sees you and taxes the boat. the river itself is only 25 miles long beginning at six mile lake and the south. for local teenagers with cars it is the only place to drive and then like me they have to wait for someone to come get them in a boat. as far as we know, the amazon is the last place where there may exist if you tribes of people that have yet to make contact. lost in the hidden world of the jungle. this may be true but when i travel to the place like this in the surrounding landscape i wonder if there is any place as remote as this. they are walking on the road where no one is watching a thousand years if that. i am horse after a few minutes dealing both foolish and rude to be yelling in such immense quite. no one comes for the first hour. then the vote appears on the river making its way towards my side. the skeptics say soft landing either the native taking his son out for an afternoon cruise on the river says hello. i ask if i can catch a ride back to his town. well, that all depends, now doesn't it, he said, his eye is hiding behind his sunglasses with his voice wit
, who controlled government spending and taxes. the famous speech warning against the industrial complex was at the end of the presidency, but worked on it all along behind the scenes. heaven help us he liked to say when we get a president who knows less about the military than i do. it was not about the economy or saving money. in the berlin crisis and earlier crisis with korea and vietnam in 1953 over the strait in 1954-55 and 1958 in the suez crisis in 1956, he was planning a bigger gain for higher stakes. west point cadet and young army officer, ike was a great poker player, and, indeed, so good, he had to give it up. he was taking too much money from the fellow officers hurting his career. he switched to bridge, but he never forgot how to bluff. the soviets, he bluffed with nuclear weapons. as only a real warrior can, ike hated war. curiously, the great war hero was never in combat. in world war i, he was training troops to his great chagrin, and world war ii, he was too valuable and knew too much to risk getting captured or killed, but he knew war. he went to battlefield when they
. that is your tax subsidy. you can spend additional money that that's after taxes and treat everybody the same. >> what do you mean? >> right now we don't. right now you can next subsidy if your provider -- employer provides you with a plan. under obamacare those inequities are even worse so step one would be to treat everybody the same. when you buy insurance, no matter who you are no matter where you edit you should be the same -- at the same a lot of help from government. >> what about insurance companies? what is the role in reforming the health care system? >> right now they're just big bureaucracies that they need to be variety to. you want to insure against preexisting conditions. you do that when you buy life insurance. do buy life insurance naked prostate cancer test the turns out bad for you that i'll kick you out of plan and health insurance should be the same life. >> to people often compare health insurance policy to auto insurance policy? can they be the same or similar xp i xpi wish they were, because with auto casualty insurance you see the commercials on tv and they say if
and congress gave it a tax break and helped it survive. by the 1980s fannie mae was making boat loads of money again and it was so profitable was almost embarrassing. now lessee of was a savvy fellow named david maxwell from philadelphia. maxwell knew that there was a fundamental choice to be made. a right wing would always push to abolish fannie mae because it was a form of socialism. the left wing would always be pressuring any and freddie to earn their keep by doing more for the 4. the bigger fannie and freddie got, the more political pressure they would feel. so this government charter, this rule in public policy, really worth the bother? should fannie mae cut the cord with the federal government and become a truly private company? maxwell lawyered up a study that question and the first person he hired to do the study was jimmy johnson. johnson came from the small town of bentsen, minnesota. i went there. didn't find much. from these humble beginnings johnson became a big operator in the democratic party. he worked for the presidential campaigns of gene mccarthy, musky, george mcgovern, wa
, probate documents, of vital statistics, a tax records records, census, i should own stock with i spend so much money on the web site. i put together with this committee consisted of. , the children did they have? to lift? who was pregnant at the time, given birth two days before, there is only so far you can go on your own but something's come when you are forever grateful. one day i received a phone call from skinner's home that is now a museum and they told me a collection of letters was just donated by a descendant of sisters who had worked for skinner and his mill and its skinnerville they opened up what it was like to live in the village. when it was like to work for skinner, as an employer, a mill girl and the middle of the 19th century. living far away from home but at this time millwork was very respectable for a young woman. if you had ambitions, you could make a lot of money, you would not lose any respectability, it did not affect your character, a sense of independence, and make your own money. bill littlefield sisters from upstate new york. the first sister was
days, the passage is over. he has turned jack kennedy's bills, civil-rights bill, tax cut bill, at least started all of them on the road to passage and january 8th is also the day of lyndon johnson's first state of the union speech. the speech in which he makes the presidency his own. with his announcement that america is going to have a war on poverty. if we don't know the man guido, not well enough known in history are wonderful. too many americans live on the outskirts of hope and that is his quote. that is who we have to help. the more detail you learn about how johnson did it, about what he did with congress and what he did to congress, the more amazing accomplishment seems. the civil-rights bill is dead -- if there was only one leader lyndon johnson is going to grab it. if there was one leader he was going to put all his weight behind it. all of a sudden the new york times writes something changed on capitol hill yesterday and the civil-rights bill starts to move. during this brief transition period, what i call "the passage of power" lyndon johnson not only rescued his p
. in the state's there is that taxed as a nation which allowed a publisher to be essentially charitable. it moves itself out of the commercial realm and is designated as nonprofit. take charitable contributions to do that charitable work. that community had been chosen to be nonprofit and they tend to be publishers of high literary fiction translation. >> accidently. >> we do have a commitment with to individual writers and a writer gets a, we spend about a million dollars a year or invest million dollars a year every other year in either poetry or prose and allow rider more comfort to go into the commercial market knowing, perhaps, they can take a lower stance. we find translators. that, too, is a wonderful thing because when someone comes out of our process of bonding translation it is more likely that there will say, oh, that what the national endowment for the our translation. i should really have a look at that. so we are fuelling the commercial economy as well. by supporting literary centers where riders free from their work by supporting workshops by writers, it -- i like to refer to it as
with the media here to be trapped in some kind of crime for tax and seems to be a rabbit hole and you are going down because i have no doubt that this book probably has a great many more stories other than about the crime issue. do you find it to be very hard to avoid that matrix as the only interesting thing to say about the city? >> i think there are lots of other interesting things about the city but as someone who has lived here more time than i have lived anywhere else i also say crime is a very big part of our lives here. no matter where you live or who you are, i worry every day because some of you who may read the paper know the my street lights have been out for good long time. i worry about my wife and kids walking from the garage to our building every day because the lights are out and that is dangerous. you can get too caught up in it. it doesn't define my life but it does give contour to it and it does shake the decisions i make every day and the decisions i asked my wife and kids to make every day but i certainly didn't mean to suggest that that is the only thing that is interesti
the excise tax. people say there's the proof. there's a smoking gun. i looked at the business record the business directories in vancouver and discovered that it's david joseph kennedy who said in vancouver, have been born in vancouver, so no, no bootlegging of any sort. here and the local press. >> as you talk about the relationship between joe kennedy and his son john and to what extent john kennedy knew of his father's relationships multiple women and whether that influenced him to follow that same path. >> yes. [laughter] yes and i think there is no kennedys the audience. i think jack was much more predatory even than his father was. joe kennedy spent his -- joe kennedy had an arrangement muchly proves his father that i don't embarrass you and they do whatever i want. and he tried not to embarrass rose. i don't think jack had that same code. i think he embarrassed jackie in a way that is inexcusable. gloria swanson, one of the things i found as i went to austin, texas to see that gloria swanson papers. i teach phd students. i'm probably the only historian who's made the trip to a
state in 1937 because the landlord hadn't been paying his taxes. the state hadn't come in and taken possession, but that landlord had no right to their rent from 1937 although he threw and they were forced out in 1942. bill and cleveland injures his back at the factory returns to the west coast with mary and little billy and besides to reopen his garage in hollywood. his father-in-law more or less tinkers. he creates a maker that gets installed in a store in los angeles, a matter returned to productive economic life. what about little billy? billy is now 72, lives in anaheim. he became the recreational parachutist. more than 1100 free falls in his career until he finally stopped because of injury. anyway to work in the aviation industry. [laughter] he designed exit systems for airplanes and ultimately win in two operations for several major aviation centers. these photographs, these colors by, not prince, but slide that boxed up in villa manbo's closet for decades, which is why they look so great. kodachrome has enormous staying power if they are treated properly. he sat in the dark
up tax charges twice, but he raises the sprawling brood of chuck irish kids. terence hallinan who miss in this neighborhood, brother patrick, lawyers themselves and of course da of san francisco. the only da, by the way, who was given a hot fix for janis joplin of hair heroin and latest bid to become da of san francisco. so this is a book that really told it self i have to say. these stories and characters are truly larger than life. >> just after that, make japan yen and brian rohan worked in hallinan's office and they were the guys who started halo, he had ran out of the dads front hollar, a victorian house. they were providing legal services to other kids that got bested in the neighborhood. >> is true. since hallinan was the godfather for whole new generation to brian and michael and also tony sir who went on to defend among other things the critters commune with their subject it to one police raid after the next. [inaudible] [inaudible] >> that is a good testament to tony. by the way, but as michael giguere is, just about, another great tier of san francisco, a great photogra
and taxes and whatever. near otis air force base, from which the family often traveled back here from the cape, trying to anticipate a first family's need, of course, is what staff members and military aides have been doing for thousands of years. somebody had a special room equipped at otis air force base, i believe, in case mrs. kennedy were to go into labor while they were on the cape. somehow or another, somebody let a picture be taken of this room, and the furniture in it, that appeared in the paper. not a good idea, it it's a paper that the president is going to see, which he did, and this is the resulting conversation with one of his military aides. >> the next time somebody asks me what leadership is,. >> tell a followup story. this is in "the new york times", and sure enough, man in the picture is still alive, and he never heard how angry the president was there were no repercussions so his this is his five minutes of fame. >> is that because there was discussion of having him moved to alaska? transferred to alaska? >> can we bring this silly bastard in? >> one of the things
who is wearing a tax. goodnight unknowns and goodnight famous, goodnight elmore leonard and martin a mist. and goodnight 1995 nobel prize winner. it was the best i could do at that one. goodnight stars, goodnight air, goodnight writers everywhere. thank you. [applause] ♪ >> for more information about the national book awards, visit national >> we don't know whether franklin roosevelt ever heard about the unprecedented call for health care as a right. even though he had endorsed the conference, he chose that time to go on vacation. fdr was actually ana cruz. i guess we can't really blame him. it was probably pretty well deserved vacation to three years earlier fdr had refused to include medical coverage is part of the social security act because he did not want to antagonize the medical profession. he did send a message of support to the health conference but not long afterward the outbreak of world war ii force the president's attention elsewhere. five years later on january 11, 1944 in his state of the union address, roosevelt spoke to the american people about the war
in a neighborhood that included tax slaves not only of present the best president madison but also president washington -- jennings married a second wife. so he had a new job. a new wife, was reunited with his children and he bought this property, a wood frame modest house at 18 street in northwest washington. he worked in the pension office for many years and in 1861 there was a new co-worker named john brooks russell. if you read a colored man's reminiscences of james madison and the entire memoir is included as an appendix in my book you will see that it starts with a preface. and intelligent colored man who works in the department of the interior. he was an eye witness to important history and i thought his recollections worth writing down in almost his own words. paul jennings was himself litter and learned to read and write as a slave. i discovered j.d. are was john brooks russell. he was the one who submitted to a history magazine in 1863 and two years later it was published as a slim volume by the same name with jennings's by line on the title page. there were very few copies ever pr
their hands and then hopefully we're going to get a deal, which is going to require raising taxes. republicans going to hate and cutting back entitlements and democrats like the. and it will require a complex. i wish dwight eisenhower here work to engineer that compromise. >> two quick questions. the first one is in response to something you said just a few minutes ago. i just came here from the vietnam memorial wall, and there are some names from 1959 picks i think those need to be noted at least in a footnote. this happening under president eisenhower's watch. >> that's true. >> the bigger question as with or spoken to or spoken, you've only or spoken to you for i'm about but have a chance to read it yet, so i don't know the depth to which you go in the u2 affair that's already been touched on, but i am mindful that -- 1986 study called mayday. >> a great book. >> the very end of the book, he accounts eisenhower writing his memoirs in 1954, calling up john mckeown, then director of the cia, st. john, can you remind me how that u2 plane came down? and he quotes, this quote either quotes or mi
you go afford to med school at 70,000 grand -- [inaudible] -- with my after-tax dollars. seems to me the government should be doing something to keep tuitions in check. not necessarily turn it into a european system but, who are these magical doctors who are going to descend upon america and provide health care to everyday one when it is 70 grand a year for one year of tuition? you have undergrad loans and taking out conceivably 300 grand for medical school? >> for c-span, do we need to repeat the question or are we okay? repeat the question. the question is how are we going to help young people make it through, you know, their educational goals, college or graduate school in light of runaway tuition is that right? >> yeah. >> okay -- >> also provide to the community. >> right. >> how are we going to get the doctors if tuition is 70 grand a year times four? >> we write in the book how hard it is for homeless kids in the city which these young people lived to just get through high school and so the challenge of so many kids confront is and liz mary wrote a beautiful memoir last year,
and tax records, census documents. i should own stock in, i spent so much time and money on that web site. and with all of this i was able to put together what this community consisted of, who lived in what house and where, how many children did they have, who was pregnant at the time of the flood, who had given birth two days before the flood. but there's only so far you can go on your own. there are some things that do just come to you for which you are forever grateful. so one day i received a phone call from what was skinner's home that's a museum. and they told me that a collection of letters had just been donated by a descendant of some sisters who had worked for skinner in his mill in skipperville. and these -- skinnerville. and these letters opened up what it was like to live in the village, what it was like to work for skinner, what he was like as an employer, what it was like to be a mill girl in the middle of the 19th century living in a small factory village, boarding far away from home. and one thing that we may not realize is that at this time mill work was
riding, co-authoring books. and basically i have worked with steve forbes on a flat tax book and conversations led to the idea for this book. >> how did you meet steve forbes? >> i met him many years ago at an event that i did when i was at the university of southern california. and one thing led to another. i moved to new york, back to new york. i should i'm from new york and started working of course. so elizabeth ames, your practical express prior to working at forbes, how do you inject that into a capitalism will say the? >> basically i've learned a lot since forbes. when i was at forbes i learned a lot about markets. and again i was a journalist. i began as a journalist and i worked at business week many years ago as a journalist, but when i started to work as an entrepreneur, i learned about the fact that you really need to have economic freedom is to create jobs. and it's something i learned personally. and if you're just getting a paycheck you really don't understand how government can affect a small business and job creation. i experienced that firsthand. so that was
you grow your own? you can grow your own grapes and treat it that way for responsible adults and tax it. wouldn't it better to have the huge amount of noun pay the firefighter and teachers fix our roads instead of funding juvenile gangs and mexican drug cartels. it's an easy question to answer. >> two of the people you dedicated book to are george and william. >> i'm proud to be in that. you can go on to say it was endorsed by milton free monday a hero of mine. also ouching h of course walter con cited who is a hero in other ways. and george, the former secretary of state. there are resolution to the problem. and i wrote this without having any intention or thought of being involved in another political company. but talk about health care, education, our the failed policy of death of capital punishment, which regardless of your followsfully isn't working. getting in to responsible criminal justice issues and rehabilitaion. that sort of thing. i even recommend we go on the metric system, which is certainly something else. and you said i'm running for vice president governor gary johns
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